With over 12 years spent working in the beauty industry, journalist and brand founder Alex Steinherr knows a thing or two about which beauty products really work. Last year we welcomed her on to our podcast, The Beauty Cabinet, where she revealed the four must-have beauty products that will revolutionise your beauty routine, from serum to powder. Missed the episode? Keep reading for her must-know tips.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
"I’ve spoken about this product for years and I’ve genuinely used it since my twenties. It’s my favourite serum, I just love it. It’s not one of those products that’s instantly transformative like a peel, but with long term use you have healthy skin. It’s kind of like taking a multivitamin, you don’t see the effects right away."
La Mer The Moisturizing Cream
"People often ask me, 'What’s the thing about La Mer? Isn’t it just a moisturiser?' And I’m like, 'Yeah.' I mean that’s what it is. The thing is, it’s a really potent moisturiser. The role of a moisturiser is not necessarily to moisturise, it's to stop your skin from losing moisture. If you want hydration, that’s what you use a serum for. I love a shiny face so I use this day and night."
Kiehl's Crème de Corps
"This is a very classic body moisturiser. It's like butter that you’ve taken out of the fridge and it’s softened a little bit. I like that it doesn’t have its own fragrance, it has its own ‘nothing’ scent. The problem with a body lotion is that unless it’s the lotion of your fragrance they sometimes clash. With this one you can put any fragrance on top. Fragrance works better on hydrated skin because it locks it in a little bit, so I like it for that reason too."
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder
"I’m not a tanner - as in I don’t go in the sun - but I love the glow. This is like a bronzer meets foundation. It’s a powder formula but it’s not like a classic powder, it really melts into your skin. I put it over my La Mer cream and often when you put powder over cream is goes a bit patchy, but this one just looks like a glow."
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